CAHA, Pavel. On case competition in Ossetic numeral phrases. 2020.
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Original name On case competition in Ossetic numeral phrases
Authors CAHA, Pavel.
Edition 2020.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Requested lectures
Field of Study 60203 Linguistics
Country of publisher Germany
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords (in Czech) ossetic; case; numerals; nanosyntax
Tags International impact
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Pavel Caha, Ph.D., učo 53172. Changed: 17. 1. 2020 10:59.
Case competition is a phenomenon which arises when a noun is assigned two cases. Grammars tend to resolve the situation by eliminating one of the two cases. The talk investigates the peculiarities that accompany this process in two varieties of Ossetic (Iron and Digor). I argue that the facts are best understood if case competition is nothing else but ellipsis under c-command and identity. As a consequence, the notion of case competition is eliminated from the grammar at the level of underlying mechanisms, and its effects are subsumed under the theory of ellipsis.
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